From the Record Shelves #188 - Beedle Um BumFrom the Record Shelves #188 – Beedle Um Bum – This is one of the first LPs that I bought in my life, and it is still one of the best. I had seen it in a shop, and when I had saved up the money I went back. This was in the 1960s, and I was naive when I was shocked because (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #180 - My Kinda LoveFrom the Record Shelves #180 – My Kinda Love – This was probably the first record in the Vintage Series that I bought back in 1966. It is a retrospective compilation of trombonist Jack Teagarden’s participation on records from 1928 until 1957 (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #147 - Sweet SuzanneFrom the Record Shelves #147 – Sweet Suzanne. Here’s an example of a record that I can pull out of the shelves sometimes and enjoy a sweet melody without tapping my foot, looking up the personnel in a discography, and without the need to play it again (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #140 - Too TightFrom the Record Shelves #140 – Too Tight. Even if the main ingredient is missing, there is a lot of King Oliver connections in this band that played at Kelly’s Stable in Chicago and recorded for Victor in 1929. Five of the six musicians were members of King Oliver’s (…) read more and listenread more and listen